1.0: Most Startups Fail

Nice essay from Rands on shipping a 1.0 product:

In thinking about the difficulties of 1.0, I realized that Maslow’s [Hierarchy of Needs] model fundamentally applied to shipping the first version of a product. There’s a hierarchy that defines what you need to build in order to ship 1.0 and it sort of looks like this.

Thursday, 27 April 2006